Policy, strategy and operational solutions for Governments, businesses and commercial organisations

Universal Defence and Security Solutions Ltd (“UDSS”) is a global defence consultancy providing specialist defence and wider security advice, assistance and solutions to Governments and businesses.

Research reveals that Universal Defence and Security Solutions (UDSS) is unique in the world - we have the largest pool of former UK military, from 4* to warrant officer, across land, sea, air and Civil Service.

As a result, we are able to cover policy and strategy through to technical advice, across the breadth of the defence and security sectors and in all domains, including cyber.

We work in tandem with the UK MoD, FCO and Department for International Trade and are able to offer the best of UK Defence knowledge on all aspects of modernisation, innovation and acquisition.

We have specialist former senior UK National Crime Agency partners that have international experience in issues such as policing, corruption, drug interdiction and border security.

We are able to arrange financing for all our projects; including for acquisitions, training, through life maintenance costs as well as the less tangible elements such as border security and policing.

In the News

Strategising - Essential in Government and Business? Diplomat Magazine Aug 2021

Rear Admiral John Kingwell of Universal Defence and Security Solutions, and a former Commandant of the Royal College of Defence Studies, considers how the challenges of the contemporary world call, more than ever, for thinking and acting strategically

Resilience Is The New Black

Martin Howard of UDSS considers what a supercharged national resilience strategy might look like and how embedded the internet is in all our lives

The Rule of Law - Diplomat Magazine Nov 2020

General Sir Richard Barrons KCB CBE, co-founder of Universal Defence & Security Solutions, discusses the difficult transition from security by force, to rule of law by consent

Are you ready for the next pandemic? - Diplomat Magazine Sep 2020

Former Deputy Chief of UK Defence Intelligence, Paul Rimmer, and former Surgeon General of the UK Armed Forces, Lt Gen (Retd) Martin Bricknell, consider how governments might better prepare for the next bio-security crisis, including bringing together the twin disciplines of science and intelligence analysis

Plans are nothing, planning is everything... - Diplomat Magazine May 2020

Former Director General of the Defence Academy of the UK and Director of UDSS Vice Admiral (Ret’d) Duncan Potts CB explains why governments should turn to military expertise in times of national crisis

Our Business

UDSS provides vision, strategy, operational and major project advice as well as delivery support to governments, armed forces, information technology companies, defence and national security organisations as well as private industry.

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Defence Transformation

UDSS is a leading voice in transforming defence and security capability as well as operations through the application of Digital Age technology.

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About Us

We are a UK Company which provides a broad range of defence and wider security services to governments, militaries, businesses and other organisations on a global basis.

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We believe UDSS is unique in the way we can access the best workforce for our clients whilst offering second career options for former UK Armed Forces and MOD Civil Servants.

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33 Cannon St

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